Title: The regional interpretative decree: in search for a right answer
Authors: Feyen, Stef # ×
Issue Date: Dec-2010
Publisher: Online
Series Title: Online pages:1-65
Abstract: In this article, the author explores several points of connection between the legal theory of Ronald Dworkin and a particular issue in Belgian constitutional case law, i.e. the question whether a Region (one of the federated entities in Belgium) can authoritatively interpret its own legislative measures, notwithstanding the fact that no such competence has been explicitly conferred to them by the Constitution. The Constitutional Court implicitly seems to have accepted that, and I will employ Dworkinian legal theory so as to assess whether this implicit acceptance can be duly justified. On the other hand, the case law of the Constitutional Court can serve as a benchmark to assess the viability of Dworkin’s theory, in its representative power of judicial interpretation.
ISSN: 0146-5422
VABB publication type: VABB-1
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Institute for Constitutional Law
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